Jazz On The City Compliment - A new side of New York City
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- This past April I spent a night at Jazz On The City (one of a small chain of youth hostels in New York City) on Broadway and 95th with a friend. We were meeting a friend there.
With most places in America, you must be twenty-one with a credit card to stay in a hotel, so we were thrilled with the concept of a youth hostel, which only require that we be eighteen with a valid driver's license or passport. (We were eighteen at the time.)
We had the option of sharing a room with five other strangers for roughly thirty dollars, or to stay in a double for about a hundred fifty dollars (a fantastic price considering we were right in the heart of New York City.)
We weren't expecting a whole lot - but when we entered we were greeted with gorgeous decor, friendly staff, and air conditioning! They quickly checked us in and joked with us, then directed us to our room.
It was just like a teeny little hotel room, with a hairdryer, soap, television and air conditioning. Housekeeping entered soon after and apologized profusely for the lack of curtains - she had come in to hang them up - and we helped her hang the curtains while joking around with her. All of the staff are fluent in at least two languages and have fantastic stories to share!
Our friend arrived shortly after (who they were very warm and friendly to even though he was not a paying guest). There was a terrace on the roof with chairs and string lights where we had the opportunity to speak with people from lots of different countries, and an internet cafe as well.
Later in the evening my friend accidentally locked me out and fell asleep, so I went downstairs to the desk and they let me back into my room, laughing with me about it and wished me a good night.
We checked out just as easily the next morning. It's definitely a cool experience, and what a great staff! Thanks Jazz on the City!